The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of connected smart devices that communicate seamlessly over the Internet. Every day the world grows more connected: people, supply chains, vehicles, appliances, phones, medical instruments and satellites are linking up on digital networks.

IoT has sparked a new industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. The connectivity of all devices in the manufacturing process will reshape how industries operate. A system that runs on connected, intelligent devices faces security risks, making cybersecurity imperative to IoT’s success.

The rise of IoT increases the need for speed and reliability. With the need for faster computing comes the surge of 5G and demands for a sophisticated digital infrastructure. Data centers and semiconductors are integral components of the IoT infrastructure that support its growth with fast and reliable data storage.

With a potential total economic impact of up to $11.1 trillion per year by 2025, IoT will be the biggest source of value of all disruptive technologies.


Arizona is poised to lead the big bang of connectivity. The state's private industry leaders and nationally recognized research universities are now at the forefront of leveraging universal connectivity and discovering ways to make Internet access faster and cheaper to help tackle global challenges. 

Arizona is ready to support IoT and Industry 4.0 with a robust data center infrastructure. Arizona has low power costs, low risk of natural disasters and more than 300 days of sunshine. Manufacturers here are developing IoT services and applications for use in retail, education, health care and transportation. 

The state is well-positioned for a successful IoT economy. Under Governor Doug Ducey's leadership, Arizona has a reputation as a state where new and exciting tech companies test new ideas, scale and succeed.


to streamline deployment of small cell technology for 5G

#2 state

for most active data center market

#4 state

for total employment in semiconductor and other electric components

#6 state

for largest concentration of cybersecurity jobs in the nation

For any challenges that a connected industry may present, Arizona has businesses and startups that serve companies around the world with cybersecurity solutions.

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